Good Afternoon Depew, here are two updates from Dr. Rabey:

I wanted to remind those individuals, who participated in the first vaccination clinic at Cayuga Heights Elementary School Cafeteria, that tomorrow, January 8th from noon to 4pm will be the second clinic.  You are to arrive at your scheduled time, which is the same time as your first appointment. The entrance into the clinic will be in the back of the building and where our current bus drop off is located.  Signs will again be posted. 

In addition, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on a change regarding the quarantine period for an unvaccinated close contact.  Effective immediately, per the Erie County Department of Health, if your child was deemed a close contact, but remains asymptomatic, they will be able to return to school on the sixth (6) day after his/her exposure.  If symptoms develop during the five (5) day quarantine period, please keep them in quarantine and secure a negative test after day five (5) in order to return to school earlier than day ten (10).

As always, this is a fluid situation as we continually receive information from the ECDOH and the NYSDOH.  We are also hopeful to have information, in the coming weeks, regarding a Test to Stay program for close contacts.  A letter, explaining this adjustment is posted on our COVID Landing Page on our district website at www.depewschools.org.

Thank you for your continued support, cooperation and patience, as we navigate through this health crisis together.

Have a great weekend and GO BILLS!!!!